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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Pica, eating non-: food items for a month or more, is seen in many mental & developmental disorders. like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other Eating Disorders, fami ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
23 years experience Family Medicine
PICA: Pica refers to a perverted appetite for substances not fit as food, such as clay or paper products. Various forms of pica have been associated with ir ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pica: Pica is a condition where people eat things with no nutritional value. The most well known cause of pica is iron deficiency, so having your hemoglobi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
What have you tried?: Certainly counseling along with appropriate medication is a good idea. In children developmental disorders can be associated with pica, in adolescent ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy to quit: It certainly makes sense to quit now that you know of a possible bad risk. That will help if you work w/ a good therapist experienced w/ pica. But the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal po ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
6 years experience Pediatrics
Pica: Pica is a complicated disorder that can be due to multiple factors. Iron deficiency anemia has been found to be a triggering cause especially in young ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
PICA syndrome?? : The posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), the largest branch of the vertebral artery, is one of the three main arterial blood supplies for the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Snead
33 years experience ADHD and Autism
Pica: Cravings for, active consumption of, non-nutritive substances for > 1 month, not socially sanctioned, & developmentally inappropriate, is pica. This s ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not till age 2, but : keep those items out of her reach 24/7. Have her pediatrician check her for iron-deficiency & developmental delays. At 1 year, wean from bottles ... Read More
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